What Dead Wireless Keyboard Batteries Tell

Apple Wireless Keyboard

It has been more than 2 weeks but not 3 weeks since my new iMac Quad Core 2.8 GHz arrived. As I wrote a couple of times before, the Apple Wireless Keyboard (Aluminum Model) that comes with the latest lines of iMac models is a total, useless piece of junk. (See Screenshot 1.) It doesn’t have some keys like Delete (not backspace), Home, End, Pageup… The worst part is that it has no numeric keypad. And that is not it.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
Screenshot 1 – Source: MacHouse
  Logitech Wireless Mouse M505
Screenshot 2 – Source: MacHouse

A few days ago, I was going to use this new iMac though my main machine is still iMac Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz. As soon as iMac Quad Core 2.8 GHz was up, I created a new folder. And I was going to rename it. But the keyboard was not responding. Opening Bluetooth Preference Pane, I discovered that Bluetooth did not recognize the keyboard. (See Screenshot 2.) And I said to myself, “Okay, so is the wireless keyboard already broken or what?” It was possible that the batteries in it were dead. In fact, if I put the batteries from Apple Wireless Mouse in, the keyboard got connected. So the batteries that were used with the keyboard for just 2 weeks are really dead? How? And I put a pair of rechargeable batteries in, and the keyboard worked. If I put the first pair in, the keyboard loses Bluetooth connection. This keyboard, which I call Apple Wireless Kidboard, really drives me crazy.   Continue reading

Quick Overview Video: Discs2Go – Disc Mimic

Mac software Discs2Go

The following is a QuickTime-based quick overview video introducing Discs2Go, MacHouse‘s new software title. This QuickTime video shows how Discs2Go’s (Disc) Mimic works in copying the style of a source disc volume, simulating it on another.

  • Discs2Go version: 1.0.0
  • This video version: 1.0
  • Video length: 1 minutes 44 seconds
  • Video file size: 11.0 MB
  • Video format: QuickTime
  • Video compression: H.264
  • Video resolution: 900 x 675 pixels
  • Audio effects: Disabled
  • Audio commentary: Not available

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    What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse to Release Discs2Go

    Mac software Discs2Go

    TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been a while since we released the last Mac application called LittleCal Pro. What we are currently working on is called Discs2Go. In fact, it’s pretty much complete. And we are just writing a user’s guide for it.

    Mac software Discs2Go
    Screenshot 1 – Source: MacHouse

    Inspired by Little Disc Pro, one of our top-selling software titles, Discs2Go comes with a couple of features from it like allowing the user to convert folders into Read/Write disc images, one at a time. On the other hand, a feature that is totally unique with Discs2Go is called Disc Mimic. Let’s see what Discs2Go works quickly.   Continue reading